Learn about USDA Rural Development's loans, grants, and technical assistance services designed to facilitate economic growth and resiliency in rural communities. Programs range from energy savings to housing loans to cooperative development. In addition, we will discuss SBA loans and business planning resources as well as SBIR's research and development opportunities. Farmers who have worked with Rural Development and SBA/SBIR will share their experiences.
The event will be facilitated by Lyndon Nichols-Rural Development and Robert Nelson (SBA).
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award number 2021-70027-34693, as an effort to connect Massachusetts' Underserved and Beginning Producers to Safety Net and Farm Support Programs.